An architecturally distinctive gem that sits atop Mohegan Bluffs, Southeast Light is one of the two lights on the island, and the easiest to access. It’s grounds offer amazing views out over the Atlantic, including the island’s best perspective on the new Block Island Windfarm located three miles offshore. Built in 1875, the lighthouse has a 52-foot brick and granite tower, and has been named a National Historic Landmark. A big boulder close to the Mohegan Bluffs marks its original location; it was moved 300 feet inland in 1993 due to the erosion of its original perch.
The lighthouse and its gift shop are open to the public during the summer; if one is offered when you visit, a Tower Tour is worthwhile – it’s a great way to learn all about the lighthouse and about shipwrecks along Block Island shores. Tours are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children.